NETHERLANDS - Assets under management at Dutch pension funds increased from €692bn (US$925bn) in 2008 to €743bn in 2009, according to latest statistics from De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB).
DNB's latest statistical bulletin reported that industry-wide pension funds saw their assets grow from €485bn in 2008 to €521bn.
Company pension schemes assets increased from €188bn to €197bn over the same 12-month period.
Dutch pension funds' equity investments increased in value the most, from €287bn in 2008 to €46bn in 2009.
Real estate assets remained fairly constant, increasing from €15.9bn to €16bn between 2008 and 2009.
Assets held as "securities other than shares" fell in value, from €239bn to €169bn, as did assets in financial derivatives, dropping from €46.7bn to €28.3bn.
Assets held as loans also fell from €52.9bn in 2008 to €34.5bn in 2009.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) and Labour MP Stephen Kinnock and will listen to the experiences of steelworkers when transferring their pensions away from the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) next week in Port Talbot.
Just Group has acquired a 75% stake in the holding company of Corinthian Pension Consulting in a bid to strengthen its professional defined benefit (DB) advisory services.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has exercised its production order power under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 for the very first time as part of a fraud investigation.
The ITN Limited Pension Scheme has named Trafalgar House as its administrator for an initial term of five years.